Herbal Therapy Specialist

Vitality Center San Mateo -  - Wellness Center

Vitality Center San Mateo

Wellness Center located in San Mateo, CA

If you’re looking for holistic solutions for your pain or health problem, consider herbal therapy at Vitality Center San Mateo in San Mateo, California. Lorraine Mock, LAc, and team help you find natural solutions to a wide range of health conditions. To learn more, call the office for a consultation or use the online scheduling option today.

Herbal Therapy Q & A

What is herbal therapy?

Herbal therapy is the timeless use of plants and plant parts for medicinal or therapeutic purposes. In fact, 80% of the world’s population not only uses herbal therapy but relies on it as their primary medicine. 

At Vitality Center San Mateo, your herbal therapist uses herbs and botanicals to restore balance to your body and help you fend off disease. 

Depending on your needs and goals, your provider may recommend an herbal remedy in any of the following forms:

  • Tea
  • Tincture
  • Extracts
  • Ointments
  • Tablets
  • Capsules

Herbal therapy embraces Hippocrates’ famous words, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” 

What conditions can herbal therapy improve?

Virtually any health condition you can think of can respond well to herbal therapy. Some of those may be:

  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Endocrine disorders
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Hair loss
  • Mood problems
  • Bacterial infections
  • Indigestion
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Colds and flu
  • Digestive disorders
  • Menopause 
  • Sleep disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Urinary tract infections

Also, herbal therapy helps enhance the effectiveness and diminish the adverse side effects of chemotherapy.

How does herbal therapy work?

Your practitioner taps into thousands of years of trial and error and experience from millions of people who have used plants and herbs to treat ailments and diseases. It is well known how particular herbs benefit different organs and systems in your body. 

Based on the human body’s response to them, the classification of herbs are:

  • Diuretics
  • Digestives
  • Anti-inflammatories
  • Relaxants
  • Tonics 

As your herbal therapist considers your health concerns, they formulate a specific blend to remedy your problem and restore your health.

What can I expect at my herbal therapy appointment?

Your confidential appointment with your herbal therapist starts with a thorough discussion of your medical history, nutrition, lifestyle choices, and goals. During your time with your provider, they consider your whole health, not just a single ailment or condition. 

As a practitioner of Ayurvedic wellness, acupuncture, and herbal therapy, your herbal therapist’s recommendations address and support your whole health. You receive a custom herbal therapy treatment plan so you’ll know what to expect.

For herbal solutions to your chronic and acute health problems, try herbal therapy at Vitality Center San Mateo. Call or book your appointment online today.